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|FERC ALJ Initial Decision Finds Manipulation in BP America, Inc., et al.|
Gregory K. Lawrence; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
August 20, 2015, previously published on August 19, 2015On May 15, 2014, FERC set a hearing to address whether BP violated FERC’s anti-manipulation rules and Section 4A of the NGA and to make certain factual findings regarding the application of the FERC’s Penalties Guidelines.1
|Breathing Room: The Alberta Court of Appeal Addresses the New Limitation Period for Third-Party Claims|
Christopher Petrucci; Bennett Jones LLP;
August 20, 2015, previously published on August 13, 2015The limitation period for a defendant seeking contribution from a third party has changed. In last month's Alberta Court of Appeal decision of Whitecourt Power Limited Partnership v Elliott Turbomachinery Canada Inc., 2015 ABCA 252 (Whitecourt Power), the Court interpreted a recent amendment to the...
|Saudi Arabia's Oil and Gas Sector-An Update: Part 2|
Yusuf Giansiracusa, Karim Mahmud, Darren Murphy, Edward H. Rose, Jeffrey A. Schlegel; Jones DayIn association with Alsulaim Alawaji & Partners;
August 19, 2015, previously published on August 2015Part 1 of this Commentary looked at recent changes to the governance of the hydrocarbon sector in Saudi Arabia. Part 1 additionally suggested that various themes are now beginning to emerge which are likely to affect the Kingdom's future economic policies and energy law framework.
|EPA Issues Clean Power Plan to Control Power Plant Carbon Emissions|
Casey F. Bradford, Daniel L. Corbett, Jennifer M. Hayes, Jane K. Murphy, Charles T. Wehland; Jones Day;
August 17, 2015, previously published on August 2015At a White House ceremony on August 3, 2015, President Obama and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") issued the Clean Power Plan ("CPP"), the administration's regulatory plan to reduce carbon dioxide ("CO2") emissions from existing fossil fuel power plants...
|Cheniere Marketing International Signs Deals with Électricité de France for Sabine Pass LNG Volumes|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
August 13, 2015, previously published on August 12, 2015Cheniere Marketing International LLP has entered into sales arrangements with Électricité de France, S.A. (EDF) for the delivery of 26 LNG cargoes (approximately 100 million MMBtus) from the Sabine Pass LNG terminal under construction in Cameron Parish, La. to the Dunkerque LNG...
|Clean Power Plan Update - Carbon - Free Future or EPA Walk of Shame?|
Stanley A. Millan, Alex P. Prochaska; Jones Walker LLP;
August 11, 2015, previously published on August 2015On August 3, 2015, the Administration issued the final rule of the Clean Power Plan (“Plan”) under the Clean Air Act (CAA). The Plan calls for an increased CO2 emission reduction goal of 32% from 2005 levels by 2030, which is up from the 30% target in the original June 2014 proposal....
|UPS Deal Continues Trend of Corporate Biofuel Commitments|
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
August 10, 2015, previously published on August 5, 2015Last Wednesday UPS agreed to purchase up to 46 million gallons of renewable diesel over the course of the next three years from the energy companies Neste, Renewable Energy Group, and Solazyme. The agreement is the centerpiece of a plan to displace 12 percent of the petroleum-based fuels in...
|Is a title opinion subject to attorney-client privilege?|
Burns White LLC;
August 10, 2015, previously published by Burns White Energy WebsiteAssociate Brandon J. Lucki examines whether a title opinion is subject to attorney-client privilege in the following blog plost.
|Competition Concerns Identified in UK Energy Market Investigation|
Alan Davis, Matt Evans; Jones Day;
July 28, 2015, previously published on July 2015The UK Competition and Markets Authority ("CMA") published a report on 7 July 2015 setting out its provisional findings in a market investigation of the energy sector, in particular for gas and electricity at both wholesale and retail levels in the UK. Market investigations involve...
|Alberta Announces Revisions to GHG Legislation; Convenes Panel to Advise on Comprehensive Climate Change Strategy|
Thomas W. McInerney, Duncan M. McPherson; Bennett Jones LLP;
July 6, 2015, previously published on June 25, 2015Today the Alberta government announced important changes to current climate change legislation, the Specified Gas Emitters Regulation (SGER). The government has stated that it would renew the SGER, which was set to expire on June 30th, with the following changes.